International oil giant Shell has launched two-day workshop on Food-Water-Energy Nexus in Chennai, under ‘NXplorers’ an educational initiative by Shell in partnership with the international education group – Shaping Learning, UK.
Shell India’s initiative aims to help students and teachers acquire required skillset to address challenges in this critical domain.
Over 24 students and 16 teachers from five schools from Chennai participated in the workshop, ensuring good start to the campaign in India.
Shell India endeavors to impart awareness and skills through the food-water-energy nexus into the secondary phase of education with as many schools and possible.
Similar pilot projects on the same themes were already conducted in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Singapore, Ghana and Indonesia in 2015-16.
Vikash Mishra, Country Head External Relations, Shell India, said, “Shell India has always believed in harnessing young talent in every way possible. We are extremely proud to bring this unique educational programme to India that will educate our youth about food-water-energy nexus.”
Theresa Forbes, Founding Director, Shaping Learning said, “This initiative introduces young minds to solving complex issues with positive solutions in a practical environment. It is a great platform to cultivate a generation of leaders for tomorrow.”
‘NXplorers’ was implemented to equip young people in the age group of 14-19 years, with tools and skills to embrace complexity through real world issues.
According to P. Lakshmi, Senior teacher at Sevalaya School, one of the schools that implement the programme, said, “I am positive that this programme will help students to be on a par with the recent issues pertaining to India. It will also enable them to take up challenging issues related to the food-water-energy nexus.”
Sharing her experience, Mayuri A, student at BVM Global school, said, “The session involved various group activities and the workshop will definitely be an addition to our existing achievements that will also help us in the future.”